We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cedar Hill Dairy Joy

331 North Ave, Outdoor Seating, Weston, MA 02493-1815
+1 781-894-2600
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
“fried clams” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Fast food
££ - £££
331 North Ave, Outdoor Seating, Weston, MA 02493-1815
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (53)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 21 December 2017

This place is absolutely amazing for Lobster rolls, fish and chips, Cape Cod chicken salad and to top it off, ICE CREAM. It is a town favorite and never disappoints.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Been going to Dairy Joy for about 25 years. It's a great place especially when the weather is nice to bring your small kids and get some fried clams, a burger or my go to a lobster roll...This is classic New England and I used...More

Thank gyfto
Kevin M, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Hill Dairy Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks you for the kind words! We hope you keep coming back.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Charmingly retro, Dairy Joy was where we made a very happy visit today. (We'd passed it quite a few times. It's easy on this portion of 117 to blaze past it and you regret not turning in, but it's difficult to turn around and go...More

Thank Dave S
Kevin M, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Hill Dairy Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for this review, Dave! Glad you stopped in and enjoyed the ice cream. We'll be open for a few more weeks this year, too.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

... but I did, and so should you. This is a 1950s drive in burger joint, but an absolutely great one. Fried clams, lobster rolls and marble twist soft serve are all wonderful here, just bring a pile of cash. It ain't cheap, it's just...More

Thank David K
Kevin M, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Hill Dairy Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks for the 5-star review, David. We hope you keep coming back!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We have loved Dairy Joy since we were kids...the food is always good, but not cheap. Worth a stop! Try one of the swirls or the onion rings!

Thank MADEJacksonHole
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We have gone here over the years and are never disappointed. We want fried clams and ice cream. We get that and that is all we need. The ice cream is copious and for grandkids really fun.

Thank climber06
Kevin M, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Hill Dairy Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thanks very much for the positive review. Glad you and your grandkids enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 6 December 2016

excellent take out foods and ice creams, plenty of seating and parking. only open during summer months. burgers, hot dogs, fried seafood. try their orange and vanilla soft-serve cones - they taste like creamsicles!

Thank Perspectech
Reviewed 22 September 2016

First, I must confess that I have a massive weak spot for ice cream stands. So this review will be as impartial as possible, but remember how I come to it. I love Dairy Joy. Always have. Always will. It is simply no value, but...More

Thank Rich781948
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been to Dairy Joy in over 20 years! The fried clams are as good as any seafood restaurant on the New England coast! They serve coffee soft serve, which remembered from years ago.....it is still my guilty pleasure! My husband had the Creamsicle soft...More

1  Thank NateandJustinsmom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food is at best average roadside grill and fried food and ice cream but it is not even consistently average. I've had much better food in better locations for a lot less. If this were on the Cape or in Maine I doubt it...More

Thank Robert T
Nearby HotelsSee all Weston Hotels
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston / Waltham
1,332 reviews
1.33 miles away
Hampton Inn and Suites Boston/Waltham
30 reviews
1.40 miles away
The Westin Waltham-Boston
545 reviews
1.64 miles away
Extended Stay America - Boston - Waltham - 32 4th Ave.
118 reviews
1.66 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Dumpling Daughter
91 reviews
1.86 miles away
Ye Olde Cottage Restaurant
11 reviews
1.82 miles away
Naked Fish
590 reviews
1.84 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cat Rock Park
22 reviews
.82 miles away
Prospect Hill Park
47 reviews
2.15 miles away
DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
217 reviews
2.78 miles away
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
66 reviews
2.33 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Michael N
5 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from El_Pirata | Reviewed this property |
The question appears to be a test email. Am I missing something?
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 North Ave, Outdoor Seating, Weston, MA 02493-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Weston
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-2600
  • E-mail
Continuously operated by the same family, the Cedar Hill Dairy Joy of Weston first opened its doors in 1961 and has served delicious summer favorites to millions over the decades. Dairy Joy has received countless awards and recognitions over the years and continues to serve some of the best soft-serve ice cream and fried seafood in all of New England. Longtime devotees of the roadside ice cream and fried seafood stop can expect to see menu favorites like brownie fudge sundaes, chocolate-dipped soft serve cones, hamburgers, fried clams, and Raspberry Lime Rickeys returning for yet another year, along with some exciting new additions year in and year out. Named one of the “33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America” by Thrillist, the legendary soft serve ice cream is made from scratch multiple times per day using fresh fruit purees. Dairy Joy’s unique JavaBerry flavor recipe was discovered by accident years ago when a manager mistakenly combined raspberry sherbet with coffee ice cream. A daring customer gave it a try and the rest is history.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing